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Maker Monday: Table-Top Ice Hockey

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Kidsburgh Staff
March13/ 2017

This Maker Monday activity combines crafting with sports — in miniature fashion — with Table-Top Ice Hockey.

“My after-school kids loved this one,” says Maureen Frew, maker education specialist at Avonworth Primary Center. “Many rave reviews from parents and kids!”

The kids continued the fun with more imaginative efforts on their own.

“Many of my students went home to make scoreboards for their game,” Frew says. “One student also made bleachers out of Popsicle sticks.”

Supplies:

8 ½-inch-by-11-inch cake pan (You can find disposable pans at Dollar Tree)

2 plastic forks

1 bottle cap

Duct tape

Assorted LEGOSice hockey

If the weather is cooperating in Pittsburgh – you never know! — have your kids fill the pan halfway with water and place outside overnight.  If the weather is not playing along, place the pan in the freezer overnight.

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Take the two plastic forks and wrap duct tape around the tines (you might need to explain what this word means) of each fork to make the hockey sticks.

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Take assorted LEGOS and build a goal. Be sure to check that the bottle cap will fit into the goal.  Then make a second goal.

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Your child is now ready to set up their Table-Top Ice Hockey game and begin to play!

For more Maker Monday projects and other fun ideas, visit the Kidsburgh Activities Page.

If you have fun craft projects your kids love, please share them with Kidsburgh! Email us your maker activities, and we’ll publish the best here.

Kidsburgh Staff